Intro: I'm a city girl that fell in love with the great outdoors. I love to hike, garden, and camp (solo, with my partner, or with our kids). Looking forward to friendly faces, adventures, and communing with the Earth!
We were lucky enough to be the first guests in the cabin and wow! First off, the property is absolutely immaculate and so serene. Down a dirt drive, we found the campsite. The cabin sits a bit away from the tent/RV sites, giving more privacy. The cabin itself is beautiful, the bed is comfortable, and the interior stays cool which was much appreciated at night. William even provided a small table fan, but we didn’t need it. Out front, there is covered porch with rocking chairs, a fire pit, camp chairs, picnic table, and bbq grill. Plenty of trees around for shade. The bathroom building is so quaint and clean! Definitely nice to know we could have a shower after our hikes.
At night, you can see bats and hear all sorts of wildlife. During the day, we were visited by neighboring cows during breakfast! There is a horseshoe pit that we didn’t utilize on this trip, but some other campers did! William was always available and checked in with us each morning to make sure we had everything we need and empty any trash. He has really good firewood available on site, make sure to order it through your Hipcamp reservation! William also provided us with brochures and tips on exploring the area and where to head. Bass Lake is very close and has tons of recreation, we also hit Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, and a few trails around there!
We definitely are looking forward to staying at W5 again! All of the creature comforts to really make it feel like a retreat and just enough roughing it to make it feel like camping without lugging tons of gear :)